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Semester 1

Ritual and Religion (SCAN10023)

Course Website

http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/subject_and_programme_specific_information/social_anthropology/honours

Subject

Social Anthropology

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting students must have taken at least 3 Anthropology courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses.

Course Summary

The course will look at anthropological contributions to the understanding of ritual and religion, starting and ending with moments of especially acute reflection on the place of religion in the contemporary world. Our starting point will be that moment in the late 19th and early 20th century when classic theorists (especially Weber and Durkheim) pondered the place of religion in an age of scientific challenge, and we shall explore contemporary arguments about the boundaries between religion, power, and politics. We will also investigate the intersection of religion and ritual with a range of topics (gender, material culture, the body and cognition).

Course Description

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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